International Moving to Oceania

Finding a reputable moving company is essential for any international move. The team at Sea & Air is here to simplify your international move by helping with all your goods, fine art, antiques, offices, commercial relocation, and anything else. Any move can be a big step and sometimes overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to your next international move, let us handle the big stuff! 

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We also can help you get everything together that is needed for your move. Our high standards of quality and service are ensured through internal quality control procedures, specialized packaging materials, and a broad network. A few examples can include:

  • Documents Required: copy of passport, custom forms, visa or visa approval, and alcohol inventory. You may also request official copies of any important documents, as well as keep a digital copy on file and in a safe place. 
  • Motor vehicles: vehicle import approval. import declaration, the registration papers, proof of ownership, and receipt. If you are planning to drive upon your arrival in your new location, you will also need an International Driving Permit. 
  • Pets: import application and import permit, as well as make the necessary arrangements for any pets
  • Restricted or dutiable items: this list is long and constantly changing but often includes alcohol, tobacco products, antibiotics, chemical weapons, firearms, endangered animals, knives, weapons, and much more
  • Prohibited items: this can include rough diamonds, dangerous breed dogs, embryo clones, and suicide devices.

 Other important items to include on a pre-move checklist should include:

  • Carefully consider what to take and what can stay
  • Downsize by selling or donating unwanted and unnecessary belongings
  • Research the cost of living in your new location
  • Sort out your banking at home and abroad (check if there are foreign transaction fee linked to your debit card)
  • Create and build up an emergency fund
  • Review tax requirements and retirement plans (No matter where they live, US citizens are required to file a US tax return)
  • Create a payment plan for each bill
  • Schedule any necessary doctors appointments 
  • Obtain necessary prescriptions prior to departure (always leave medications on original packaging with accompanying prescription information)
  • Purchase travel insurance (this protects you, your belongings, and your wallet)
  • Cancel any subscriptions and forward all incoming mail
  • Take photos of the residence once you move out (challenging your former landlord’s claims while you’re attempting to start a new life in a foreign nation from a thousand miles away is not beneficial for anyone)

Other essential items you will want to have close on hand as you make your international move should include all important legal documents, a travel adapter, and a portable power bank for emergencies. A travel adapter will help keep your devices from receiving too much or too little voltage and damaging themselves in the process. Additionally, be certain to check that your devices (i.e., smartphones, etc.) work in the new country you are moving to. Many Americans who move abroad find that the phones they received as part of a cellular contract no longer work. Unfortunately, these phones are region-locked by US carriers. If your carrier cannot unlock the phone for you, you will need to purchase a new one. 

Common Questions for International Moving

If you are moving internationally, we know you have a few questions you want to ask. You can call us with any questions or concerns, but two common questions we get asked include:

Should I create a checklist when moving abroad?

Whenever you are moving, it is a great idea to create a checklist to ensure you have not left anything behind. This is especially true when you are planning to move abroad. Creating a checklist can make things easier for you.

What should I not pack when moving abroad?

We suggest not packing any heavy items that can be easily replaced. This can include large furniture, appliances, and bulky items. Items such as these can often be found easily and for a similar price (if not cheaper) in your new location. Additionally, by offloading these items before moving, you will save yourself unnecessary and costly baggage fees, as well as preserve valuable packing space. On the other hand, controversial and potentially dangerous items such as guns, knives, illegal drugs, and explicit material or films should not be included in an international move unless it has been verified as acceptable in your new destination. 

Welcome To Oceania

First, we want to congratulate you on your move to Oceania! This region includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Compared with other continents, it has the smallest land area and the second smallest population with only about 41 million. Sports are huge in Oceania, so we hope you are ready! Rudby is the most prominent and is even the national sport of New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga. 

The most popular sport in Australia is cricket, while some others enjoy netball. The Pacific Games are held every four years and can be compared to smaller-scale Olympics. Oceania draws a sizable number of expatriates each year because of its developed economy, which is largely dependent on natural resources. You can take pleasure in Oceania’s lush environment and rich cultural heritage by deciding to call it home. Prior to your move, invest some time into immersing yourself in the country’s history and culture. Learn about the different languages spoken there, maybe a few basic phrases, and how to properly introduce yourself once you have arrived. By arriving prepared, you will adapt and settle in quickly to your new home. We know you will enjoy your move to Oceania and we want to make it simple to get there.

For Your International Moves

The team at Sea & Air is ready to help you with all your international moves. Whatever you are moving, we have you covered. Give us a call today for more information, including our rates and how we can help you.

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